Jack has a violin duel with guest star Gisele McKenzie. To primp for the show, Jack visits a swank Hollywood barber shop where the skinflint throws around nickels like manhole covers. Will he need Novocaine for his manicure this time ?
Jack insists on taking Mildred to a violin concert even though his girlfriend would prefer to attend the boxing arena. Jack spies Jimmy Stewart and his wife in the crowd and tries to attract their attention by pelting him with peanuts, which only results in driving them from the theater. Bored, Mildred tries to get the radio station carrying fights on her transistor radio, which drives the remaining audience members out.
It's the week before Christmas and Jack drops by Edgar Bergen's house to go over the upcoming show's script with his guest star. When Edgar is detained rehearsing his radio show, his wife Frances entertains Jack. Jack is amazed when Charlie McCarthy and Mortimer Snerd walk into the room and are introduced. Jack always assumed they were merely ventriloquist's dummies. Edgar finally returns and is ready to present his ideas for a sketch to Jack, but insists on Jack sitting on his knee to hear them.
Auditioning actors for a 1 hour show recounting his thrilling life provokes many emotions in Jack: lust for a young actress, vanity when an elderly woman from his hometown shows up, and especially greed. A young actor is perfect for Jack as a child, which the actor's 10 year old agent takes every advantage of.
On the anniversary of Don Wilson's 27 years of service with Jack, he and Jack recall the first day they met, when Don showed up for an audition and Jack put him through dance and elocution classes to "whip him into shape".
Mamie Van Doren and Dennis Day sing a duet of "You Make Me Feel so Young." Later, they play the roles of a condemned prisoner's wife and son. Of course, Jack plays the condemned man, who is about to be executed.
Jack refuses to leave a homeless shelter until they give him back an ancient jacket Rochester donated, which had $200 sewed in the lining. Jack's just returned from a desert hike with the Beverly Hills Beavers, so due to his dirty clothes & 3 day beard, everyone at the shelter believes he's an extraordinarily picky homeless person, not the most generous man in show business.